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“Let us be thankful for health and competence, and, above all, for a quiet conscience.“ — Izaak Walton
(This is the first Izaak Walton quotation since I’ve been posting the Cryptoquote Spoilers! I like it. It’s sound advice, and good words to live by. Be well and do good, my friends.) — YUR
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Visual Description: Golfing hubby returning to find his overwrought weeding wifey.
GEJORG = JOGGER, TEBAYR = BETRAY, LFEADW = FLAWED, WELYEA = LEEWAY, INMIGN = MINING, OSRYTM = STORMY — Giving us: GGTRWDEIINOR
Clue/Question: Gardening all day resulted in her . . .
Answer: GROWING TIRED
(Very detailed cartoon today! Things always look different when I print them out, as opposed to how they look in the newspaper. Some very nicely scrambled clue words. I probably had the most trouble with “flawed”, and then a little less with both “leeway” and “stormy”. Great timing on using that word, guys! The answer letter layout gave nothing away. I actually considered GETTING before realizing I needed another T, but then I immediately realized the word was GROWING. Good job, guys. Up in my neck of Rockland County, NY I experienced minimal damage . . . so far, from Hurricane Irene. The rain has stopped, but the wind has picked up again, so there’s always the risk of more trees coming down as a result of the ground being so saturated and the root systems being compromised. We did not lose power and our cable never failed, so we were very fortunate. In the distance I can hear one of those industrial strength tree branch/wood chippers, so it sounds like the town, and utility, workers are on the job! I would not say this was much ado about nothing, but I also wouldn’t discount that there was an ulterior purpose for all this news coverage and government involvement. Too big and heavy an issue to get into at this point, so we’ll leave it alone for now. Be safe and be well, friends. Stay off the roads, if you can.) — YUR
Due to the effects of Hurricane Irene I did not receive a newspaper this morning. I have accessed the online version and have just printed out the Jumble and the Cryptoquote. After I work on them I will post them, as per usual. Your patience is appreciated.